Underside of base inscribed O.B.832. in black ink.
See Robert Schmidt, Early European Porcelain as Collected by Otto Blohm (Munich, 1953), col. pl. 95, no. 349 for a larger version of this figure, and Meredith Chilton, op. cit., p. 256, fig. 399 for another similar example illustrated with five other Commedia figures from the larger series. It is probable that Neu adaped plate VII from Johann B. Probst's series, using part of Mezzetin, who is shown painting and holding a palette while seated, and part of Scaramouche who is clutching paint-brushes in his hand. For an illustration of this print, see M. Chilton, ibid., p. 257, fig. 404.